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The Naked Turtle White Rum: Have a Sip, Save a Baby Sea Turtle

We’re continuing our #GivingTuesday coverage with a great way to save the life of a baby Sea Turtle. What’s a more wonderful gift to give, than the gift of life? If you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas that benefit a good cause, keep reading on for a delicious gift idea that is as precious as it is flavorful. This holiday season is the perfect time to #SipNakedSaveTurtles with The Naked Turtle White Rum. With only one in every 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving into adulthood, help these flippered friends make it home for the holidays by gifting the gift that keeps on giving. This wonderfully delicious gift is sure to impress your animal-lover on your list. And if that animal lover on your list is especially obsessed with Sea Turtles or just loves truly adorable animals, the STC (Sea Turtle Conservancy),  the largest and longest-running organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles, offers a few more gifts ideas that also benefit these adorable sea creatures.

For every bottle of the gluten-free, preservative-free, five-times distilled rum made, a donation is made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to save a baby sea turtle.  At just $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious rum and know that you’re helping to save animals. The Naked Turtle White Rum is crafted with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled five times with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While most rums are aged in oak barrels, The Naked Turtle White Rum never touches the inside of a barrel, resulting in a subtly sweet, crystal clear taste. Plus it’s gluten-free and has no preservatives! This crystal clear rum boasts a nose that’s a heavenly mix of vanilla, custard, brown sugar and light banana. Your palate will love its little hints of vanilla, coconut, and molasses, and it’s sweet, creamy, and smooth finish. As we stated before the STC offers more gifts options to help these adorable animals. You already know that every bottle of The Naked Turtle White Rum you purchase saves a baby sea turtle, and

  • Because of a Case: Save The Sea Turtles Case, $28.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Honukini Save The Sea Turtles Collection, $60.00 top, $55.00 bottom – 15% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Pura Vida Sea Turtle Bracelet, $15.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC

Available in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L, and 1.75L sizes, The Naked Turtle White Rum is available in FL, NC, SC, HI, TX, LA, MA, RI, MD, DE, NJ, NY, DC, and CT.

Give Love & Give Back this Valentine’s Day with Given Goods

Nothing feels as good as giving and seeing the look on someone’s face when you’ve given them something that makes them happy. With the wonderful offerings from Given Goods, you get to make more than one person happy. What do we mean? Given Goods is the marketplace for products that give back. Every product offered on Given Goods makes a tangible social impact each time it’s purchased. Whether you purchase candles, coffee, jewelry or bags, you positively impact the area where the product was made.

Valentine Scent Collection by Bright Endeavors

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A Valentine’s Day limited edition assortment of valentine soy candles and salts. Wrapped in a silver tin box, the Valentine Scent Collection includes two packs of fair trade soaking salts in lavender milk and vanilla honey and two soy votives – in orange bergamot scent and eucalyptus leaf (all phthalate-free). For $18.00, you help at-risk young mothers living in Chicago in need of permanent employment fight homelessness and gain financial security.

Essentials to Go by One Love Organics

Essentials to Go

Perfectly petite samples of One Love Organics’ Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque, Skin Savior, and My New Best Friend Skin Shammy. One Love Organics provides scholarships to support education for low-income families in developing nations and the U.S. by donating 1% of their annual revenue to CARE and The Children’s Scholarship Fund to support families living in poverty. At $50.00, this gift set allows you to help make lives so much better.

Pyramid Weekender Bag by Rising Tide Fair Trade

Pyramid Weekender Bag

Planning a romantic escape with your sweetie? Give her this stylish and perfectly sized weekender bag. With an all-over geometric triangle pattern, leather handles and trim and brass components, you’ll be ready for a jet-setting adventure. Through fair trade practices and working with nonprofit organizations such as SASHA to provide education and skill training, Rising Tide Fair Trade supports artisans and women in developing nations like India.

Emerald Studs by Far & Wide Collective

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These stunning uncut emeralds embody the 2,000-year-old tradition Afghan jewelry-making tradition with their timeless elegance and rough cut appearance. Each stud is unique and will be the perfect addition to any outfit or occasion. Far & Wide works closely with 28-year-old jeweler and community leader Shugufa Yousofzai to create sustainable job opportunities for herself and her team in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Holiday Gift Ideas | Gifts That Give Back

I had the pleasure of attending a holiday event at the beautiful Andaz Hotel and was pleasantly surprised to walk into an amazing event, The Andaz Holiday Bazaar, that celebrated local artists and up-and-coming talent, offers unique gifts for the holiday and raises money for an amazing cause. The custom-created items included home décor, one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, apparel, and more. The online bazaar is hosted by video shopping destination Joyus.com and all available gift ideas can be seen by heading to www.joyus.com/giftsthatgiveback. All proceeds from the sale of items go to Women for Women International (WfWI), a nonprofit organization that provides women in war-torn countries with economic opportunities to be positive catalysts for change. Check out a few of the items available for purchase and the artists behind them:

Flash Rosenberg

Flash Rosenberg is a “live-cartoonist” based in New York City who draws, photographs, writes and performs. Flash will be selling custom-created white and rose scarves that feature drawings celebrating the knowing smiles between women everywhere.

Michael Breach

Michael Breach, a self-proclaimed “espressoionist,” is a New York City based artist/barista with a unique talent of creating incredibly detailed portraits and designs in coffees. He has provided framed 8xl1 prints with a portrait of Jimi Hendricks made in latte foam.

Claw Money

Known as Claw Money, her graffiti alter ego, Claudia Gold combines her eye for fashion with her edgy graffiti style. If you’re in New York between mid-November and February, you can see her artwork proudly painted on the doors of Andaz 5th Avenue. Through the bazaar, she will be offering colorful, framed screen prints, as well as an Andaz-inspired tote bag, all featuring her signature claw icon.

Carter Kustera

Carter Kustera has shown in numerous galleries and museums nationally and internationally and was included in two Venice Biennales. Each work provided for the bazaar is based on African barbershop haircut signs, and Kustera puts his stamp on the signs by using the hairstyles of pop cultural icons.

Jason Laurits

Jason Laurits is a designer and the founder of graphic and silk-screening company, Paste. His approach to Paste has long been influenced by the trial and error that comes with silk-screening. Jason is offering his black and white poodle adorned rocks glasses that are sure to liven up one’s holiday entertaining.

Teleflora’s Pink Hope and Courage Bouquet for Breast Cancer Research

Celebrate a fabulous woman in your life with pink roses and lilies in an exclusive Teleflora satin pink ceramic vase. Thrill someone with this charmingly sweet bouquet and Teleflora will donate 15% of the purchase price (it retails for $52.95) to support the vital work of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Not only will you make someone’s day, you are also helping to give an important gift to others – a chance at a cancer free life.

The lovely bouquet includes pink roses, pink spray roses, pink Asiatic lilies and white daisy spray chrysanthemums accented with assorted greenery.
Approximately 13″ W x 13 3/4″ H, this item is hand-arranged and delivered by a Teleflora florist and is housed in an exclusive keepsake from their celebrated Flowers-in-a-Gift collection, a stylish pink cylinder vase, which can be used  for flowers, bed and bath items, etc.

Gifts That Benefit – FEED 2 Bracelets at FOREVER 21

If you’re familiar with the FEED Projects and Bags, then you know that their mission is help “FEED the world through the sale of FEED bags, bears, t-shirts, and other accessories by building a set donation into the cost of each product”. The environmentally-friendly and artisan-made materials, along with fair-labor production has made FEED products a fashionable way to help fellow humans.

Their newest (and really adorable) addition is the FEED 2 Bracelet. FEED 2 Guatemala Bracelets are handcrafted by artisans in Guatemala, these charming glass-beaded, nylon-strung bracelets come in 6 fun colors: red, yellow, blue, gold, silver, and black.


Each color represents the country designated to receive the 2 school meals that are provided with the purchase of every bracelet. Each hand-beaded FEED logo bracelet measures approximately 6“ long, with 3″ ties on both ends.

RED: Provides 2 school meals in Swaziland, a country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world.

YELLOW: Provides 2 school meals in Sri Lanka, aiding millions of citizens still struggling with the effects of 2004’s devastating tsunami, coupled with a quarter century of civil war.

BLUE: Provides 2 school meals in Haiti, a country in which approximately 70% of children under 5 years old suffer from malnutrition.

GOLD: Provides 2 school meals in Honduras, which houses the third largest School Feeding Operation in the world.

SILVER: Provides 2 school meals in Pakistan to aid victims of the recent flood and earthquake that devastated millions Pakistani children.

BLACK: Provides 2 school meals in Kenya, benefiting over one million children within the U.N. World Food Program’s School Feeding Operations in Kenya.

FEED 2 Bracelet will be sold exclusively at Forever 21 starting on December 10th, 2010. The purchase of each bracelet will provide 2 school meals for children through the United Nations World Food Program.

Mix and match with other bracelets, and trade with your friends this holiday season!